Can you hear that noise? It’s the sound of Saosin fans cheering and crying over the band’s latest announcement. On Wednesday (Feb. 3), the California group took to the internet to announce several big pieces of news. To begin, the band revealed that they had signed to Epitaph Records. Then, they followed that up by confirmed that they will be releasing a brand new album, their third studio record, later this year.
Because confirming a new record and signing to a new label wasn’t enough, Epitaph posted a 30-second clip on their YouTube page which featured what sounds like a new song with the slowed-down footage of frontman Anthony Green in front of a recording studio microphone. Can you feel the chills yet? Check out the clip below.
“Making this record was such a sentimental thing for me,” explained Green about the new record. “You can literally hear us making amends with each other while lamenting on our experiences together. It was very healing and cathartic, and might be the heaviest thing I’ve been a part of since the first EP. Epitaph is a perfect fit for this band.”
In support of the good news, Saosin previously announced a short tour for March. The tour will kick off on March 11 at The Fillmore on Silver Spring, MD and wrap up on April 2 at Extreme Things in Las Vegas. Young & Heartless have been announced as Saosin’s special guest for the trek. The list of impending tour dates can be seen below.
SAOSIN SPRING 2016 TOUR DATES:
03/11 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
03/12 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
03/13 Charlotte, NC @ Amo’s South End
03/16 St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
03/18 New Orleans, LA @ Howlin’ Wolf
03/19 Grand Prairie, TX @ QuikTrip Park
03/20 Grand Prairie, TX @ QuikTrip Park
03/22 Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks
03/23 Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
03/24 Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
04/02 Las Vegas, NV @ Extreme Thing
The confirmation of the new record comes more than two years after rumors began. Back in 2014, the band reunited with Green for Skate and Surf 2014 and a handful of shows. During an interview with Alternative Press, the band hinted that there might be a future with Green. Then, hints became a reality when the band, with Green, went on tour in early 2015 only to play a few new songs and confirm that they were in the process of recording a new record.